Rachel Barton Pine on NPR's All Things Considered
Over the past fifteen years, Rachel and her RBP Foundation have collected more than 900 works by 350+ Black composers from the 18th-21st centuries, representing Africa, North and South America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Oceania. As the first stage in a multi-pronged approach to spread awareness and access to this music, Rachel has just released a recording entitled Blues Dialogues, the MBC Violin Volume I (featuring sheet music for young violinists), a coloring book showcasing 40 prominent Black composers, and - in partnership with the Sphinx Organization - a timeline featuring more than 300 Black composers from around the world.
Recital for Violin and Piano
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Sonata No. 2 in A major
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5 No. 2 (1775)
Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G Major (1899)
Commissioned concerto from Billy Childs
Rachel is commissioning a major new work from the Grammy Award-winning composer Billy Childs which will have its world premiere by the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in July 2020. Co-commissioners include the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Additional commissioners are still being accepted.